ChrW Function [VBA]

Returns the Unicode character that corresponds to the specified character code.


This constant, function or object is enabled with the statement Option VBASupport 1 placed before the executable program code in a module.


ChrW(charcode As Integer) As String

Return value:



charcode: Numeric expression that represent a valid 16 bit Unicode value (0-65535). (To support expressions with a nominally negative argument like ChrW(&H8000) in a backwards-compatible way, values in the range −32768 to −1 are internally mapped to the range 32768 to 65535.) An empty value returns error code 5. A value out of the range [0 to 65535] returns error code 6.

Error codes:

5 Invalid procedure call

6 Overflow


Sub ExampleChrW
    ' This example inserts the Greek letters alpha and omega in a string.
    MsgBox "From " + ChrW(913) + " to " + ChrW(937)
    ' The printout appears in the dialog as: From Α to Ω
    MsgBox ChrW(charcode := 116) ' "t" lowercase T letter
End Sub

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